The SAGE Handbook of Coaching presents a comprehensive, global view of the discipline, identifying the current issues and practices, as well as mapping out where the discipline is going. The Handbook is organized into six thematic sections: Part One: Positioning Coaching as a Discipline Part Two: Coaching as a Process Part Three: Common Issues in Coaching Part Four: Coaching in Contexts Part Five: Researching Coaching Part Six: Development of Coaches It provides the perfect reference point for graduate students, scholars, educators and researchers wishing to familiarize themselves with current research and debate in the academic and influential practitioners' literature on coaching.

Coaching and Psychotherapy

Coaching and Psychotherapy

Coaching and Psychotherapy
Trevor Crowe


Coaching and psychotherapy as fields of knowledge have historically shared much in terms of theory and application in practice, even though there have been efforts to consider them as distinct professions. In this chapter the term psychotherapy is referred more broadly to the work of mental health professionals, which may include counsellors, psychologists and so on, with acknowledgement of the breadth and scope of different mental health roles, and the inadequacy of any term to effectively capture this variation. Whereas psychotherapy rose from a ‘healing’ tradition to identify, understand and help people satisfy needs, free up blockages and clarify the way ahead, coaching emerged to more directly challenge and support people actively pursue their goals, and to improve ...

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